Bookmash: Language Myths

I wanted to produce a book spine poem using reference books – not easy, when a lot of my reference books have titles like “Dictionary of Modern Greek” or “Eymology Index”, and so on. I admit that I ended up using two fiction titles! Here is the result. Enjoy!




Language Myths


Empires of the word,

Fall of kings,

Lost languages; butterflies.


The story of writing.



With thanks to the authors Laurie Bauer & Peter Trudgill, Nicholas Ostler, David & Stella Gemmell, Andrew Robinson, Kate Davies, Alison Sinclair, Andrew Robinson. And of course special thanks to Stan Carey, where I got the idea in the first place!




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